A safe and secure campus environment is a high priority at Ivy Tech Community College. It is a shared responsibility between the students, administration, and the Campus Security. While the College takes actions to help increase security, students and visitors also can contribute to their own safety by following rules, using common sense, avoiding dangerous situations, and reporting suspicious or threatening activities.

Campus Police Link

Emergency Call Boxes

Safety call boxes, easily identified by a bright blue light, are located in the parking lots at the Terre Haute Main Campus and the Greencastle Campus.  If you are on campus and have an emergency, push the button on the call box and a call will be placed directly to the local 911.  The call boxes are only for emergencies such as crimes in progress, fires, medical emergencies, or threats to personal safety.

Capsule Summary of Emergency Guidelines

Building Evacuation

  • Notification – Audible alarms, flashing strobe lights, intercom announcements, text message alert, personal phone alert, or verbal notification from a responsible party.
  • Actions – Immediately commence an orderly evacuation.
  • Mobile Impaired – If applicable, see the “Evacuation of People Needing Mobility Assistance”
  • Primary Evacuation Route – see evacuation map – follow exit signs.
  • Alternate Evacuation Route – see evacuation map – follow exit signs.
  • Designated Gathering Area – at least 200 feet away from the building.
  • Once the evacuation is complete, the Teacher or Group Leader will:
    • Account for all individuals.
    • Identify any missing individuals.
    • Confirm the last known location of any individual who could not safely evacuate.

Emergency Lockdown or Shelter-In-Place

  • Notification – Intercom announcements, text message alert, personal phone alert, or verbal notification from a responsible party.  After the initial alert notification, seek additional information from the Ivy Tech web site, Emergency Hotline and other official Ivy Tech sources.
  • Emergency Actions (personal choice):
    • Get Out – If you determine that you can get out to a safer area, than do so.  Get out fast.
    • Call Out – When you get out, immediately call out (call 911) to let authorities know what’s going on.
    • Hide Out – If you cannot get out, then you must hide out. Find a place that will keep you hidden from the shooter’s view and provide some measure of protection.
    •  Keep Out - Lock or barricade door, turn out lights and remain out of sight. Silence cell phones.  If you have the opportunity, call 911.
    • Spread Out – If there are two or more of you in the same place, do not huddle together.  Spread out!
    • Take Out – You may find yourself in the same room as the shooter.  Assume intentions are lethal to you.  If a shooter has decided to shoot everyone he comes in contact with, he will probably succeed, unless you stop him.  It’s a personal choice. Any action you take or don’t take, involves risk.

Accident or Medical Emergenc discovery – Immediately contact 911, then contact Security/Switchboard by dialing “0”.  Stay with the injured person and keep the victim calm and comfortable.  Do not move any seriously injured person and administer CPR or first aid only if qualified to do so.

Criminal or Violent Activity discovery – Immediately contact 911, then contact Security/Switchboard by dialing “0”.  Do not approach the intruder or intervene in any ongoing crime.

Hazardous Substance discovery – Immediately contact 911, then contact Security/Switchboard by dialing “0”.  Close off and evacuate any contaminated areas.  Exposed individuals should quarantine themselves at a safe location.

Disruptive Behavior or under the Influence of a Controlled Substance discovery – Immediately contact 911, then contact Security/Switchboard by dialing “0”.  Instructors have the right to request a student to leave the class for disruptive behavior. In this situation, if the student does not leave, the class should be dismissed. Knowingly possessing, using, transmitting, or being under the influence of a controlled substance, unauthorized drug, or alcohol in College buildings, at College functions or on College grounds is prohibited at all times.

Sources of Information – During periods of college closings, everyone is to utilize existing sources of information to remain informed of the closing status.  During extended closings, faculty and staff should remain in contact with their supervisor on a weekly basis. Sources of Information include the Ivy Tech web site (www.ivytech.edu), Emergency Hotline - 888.IVY.LINE (888.489.5463), local news media, and/or text messages.

Clery Act

Crime Statistics

In compliance with the Federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998 (formerly the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990), the following page contains reported crime statistics for Ivy Tech Community College – Wabash Valley over the last three calendar years.

Crimes Reported 2008 2007 2006
Manslaughter 0 0 0
Murder 0 0 0
Rape 0 0 0
Sex Offenses, forcible 0 0 0
Sex Offenses, non-forcible 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0
Assault/Battery 0 0 0
Burglary 0 0 0
Motor Vehicle Theft 0 0 0
Theft 0 0 0
Arrests 2008 2007 2006
Liquor Law Violations 0 0 0
Drug Abuse Violations 0 0 0
Weapons, Possessions 0 0 0

Emergency Procedures

Evacuations

If it becomes necessary to evacuate a building, it is important that you remain calm, leave the building immediately, and exit in an orderly manner. The evacuation should be conducted immediately upon notification by the paging system, audible alarms, flashing strobe lights, or if directed verbally by an Ivy Tech Community College faculty or staff representative.

When evacuating, remember to:

  • Assist persons with disabilities who may need help.
  • Always use stairwells and not elevators when evacuating a multi-storied building
  • Primary Evacuation Route – see evacuation map – follow exit signs.
  • Alternate Evacuation Route – see evacuation map room plan – follow exit signs.
  • Designated Gathering Area – at least 200 feet away from the building.
  • Once outside, do not re-enter the building for any reason until you are directed to do so by Ivy Tech personnel or Campus Police.

Ivy Tech Alert

The text message alert system delivers text messages to your cell phone if you carry this service with your cell phone carrier.  To activate this service immediately, please visit the following link and complete the Easy Sign Up! directions.  Please make sure you choose the campus you are attending as your campus designated as “Optional Group.”

http://www.ivytech.edu/alert

Ivy Tech strongly encourages you to sign up for these services to receive information about campus closings and emergencies.

Safety Tips

  • Be alert and aware of surroundings.
  • Take time to familiarize yourself with building evacuation plans/routes. Know all exits of the building in case fire or debris block one.
  • Know location of fire alarm pull stations.
  • Lock your car and conceal valuable items.
  • Never leave personal property unattended.
  • If you witness or are the victim of a crime, contact Campus Security or 911 immediately.
  • If an emergency arises, do not panic. Remain calm.
  • Campus speed limit is 15 mph. Reckless driving will be reported to Campus Security.
  • Prepare for an emergency.
  • Learn about community warning signals: what they sound like and what you should do when you hear them.

Student Parking and Campus Traffic

All students are issued a parking hang tag once per calendar year.  These hang tags change in design each year to identify them as a current tag.  Only the current tag should be displayed and only current hang tags are valid.  Visitors are not required to have hang tags.

Hang tags allow the bearer to park on any Ivy Tech Community College –Wabash Valley parking lots in non-designated parking areas.  The hang tag does not allow access to park in visitor parking spaces or in handicap or other designated parking areas of either institution.

One hang tag will be issued to each currently enrolled student.  Student hang tags may be obtained at the Registrar’s office on the Terre Haute Campus or at the reception area at the Greencastle Campus.

Faculty and Staff hang tags may be obtained in the Human Resources office at the Main Campus and the reception area at the Greencastle Campus.

If a student or employee reports his or her hang tag as lost or stolen, a replacement hang tag may be issued.  The student’s old tag will be recorded as lost or stolen and the information forwarded to Campus Security.

Campus speed limits will be strictly enforced and traffic citations will be issued by Campus Security.  Traffic violation fines may be paid in the Business Office at the Main Campus or at the Greencastle Campus.  Failure to pay fines will result in holds being placed on student records and registration.

Emergency Contact Information:

Campus Security
812-299-1121
On campus - Dial "0"

Emergency Hotline
1-888-IVY-LINE
1-888-489-5463